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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                By PHILIP J KEUPER NEW YORK AP New York Citys transit strike is leaving thousands of essential executives alone at their desks sleevedeep in paper work usu ally done by unessential sec retaries and clerks who stayed home Mayor John V Lindsay had appealed earlier to workers to leaves stay out of the city unless they were essential buthe didnt say who was essential In many offices Monday it was a strange picture The boss opening his own mail running errands getting hisown coffee It was enough you might say to make ran executive who was essential he or the secretary If he was then what was he doingopening the mail Usually you get hit with somettiirig like a snowstorm and te executives stay home said onecompany official Looking around me I see more execu tives than This was the re suit of a selec tive effect Much of the citys clerical population lives in Queens the Bronx and other areas dependent upon buses and subways Their bosses usually more affluent often live in the pub urbs from which trains and buses were running Or else they live in fashionable East Side Manhattan areaswithin t walking distance of the office New York Life Insurance Co said 58 per cent of its 4300 workers were out on the first business day of the strike but that the great number of execu tives and managerial people were at their desks Equitable Life Assurance So ciety said about half its work force appeared Where material has to go out management people are rolling up their sleeves and doing clerical jobs said a company spokesman Routine matters we just have to let ride Some banks opened late Many said they werebehihd in proc essing checks Chartered buses moved key employes of some firms to work Some executives drivjng into New York made quick de tours to pick up secretaries Blocks of hotel rooms were booked by several businesses so workers could stay in town The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION UOc a One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 4 1966 Associated Press Full Lease Wires VOL 105 No 279 jailed stricken Photofax WHEELING TO man bicycles to work at dawn in New York Tuesday on the fourth day of the citys transit strike The cyclist stops for a traffic light at 5thAvenue and 23rd Street This is a view looking east on 23rd Street Reagan onto political stage LOS ANGELES star Ronald Reagan is ready to step onto Californias hectic political stage Tuesday with the announcement that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor Reagan at a news conference is expected to spell out publicly what his aides have been saying private Gas tank explosion kills 10 French blast injures 90 LYON France AP Five big butane gas tanks exploded at a refinery and storage farm Tuesday touching off a giant fire that left 10 or more persons missing and feared dead More than 90 persons were treated for burns at hospitals Fires from petroleum or gas storage tanks continued to burn at the Feyzin refinery 20 miles south of Lyon Firemen were unable to get closer than 500 yards because of the intense heat First reports said 30 person were feared dead but many ol these turned up later Officials evacuated residents of the area fearing that three other nearby storage tanks would be set off by the searing heat The Ministry of Interior Paris said two engineers ano five firemen were reportec missing A Lyon photographer said he had been about 100 yards from the first tank when it exploded He was severely burned abou the face and hands He said that a number of firemen and em ly that he has decided to enter what is likely to be a bitter GOP primary race Time has been purchased on 16 television stations throughout California for a showing Tues day night of a halfhour film in which the 54yearold star of the television series Death Valley Days will disclose his intentions His decision to run would pit Reagan against former Mayor George Christopher of San Francisco and Laughlin E Waters who has served in the RONALD REAGAN Entering race Assembly and as US attorney for Southern California A San Rafael cosmetics manufacturer William Patrick who also has announced his candidacy is lit tle known in party circles Republicans who class them selves as moderates are back ing Christopher and Waters Reagan 1964 cochairman of California Citizens for Goid waterMiller has the support of GOP conservatives Reagan in using Hollywoot a politica the second in fame to launch caieer would be show business personality to try REAGAN Please Turn to 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and colder through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 10 northwest to lower 20s southeast Highs Wednesday north to 30s south Weather details on 2 ployes of the Negro shot by white in Alabama TUSKEGEE Ala AP A iJegro college student and civil ights leader was found shot to eath Tuesday and a white man was taken into custody by po ice Hundreds of Negroes stu lents from Tuskegee Institute marched downtown to the spot lear a taxicab stand where the slain youth was found The youth was identified as Samuel Younge Jr 22 a Tus cegee Institute student and field secretary for the Student Nonvi olent Coordinating Committee Fellow students said Younge ook part last week in erection of tents in Lowndes County for Negroes who said they were evicted by white landowners for voter registration work A white man from nearby Shorter Ala was held by po ice for questioning His name was withheld and no charges had been placed against him while an investigation was un der way The Tuskegee students marched from the nearby cam pus to the downtown area They went tothespot where Youngcs bodywas found and then to the town square facing the court house for songs and prayer Younges mother is a school teacher in Friends of the family said his father was a former Veterans Administration employe here and now works for the job corps in North Carolina Fellow students said that Younge belonged to the Tuske gee Institute Advancement League a civil rights group and had been a leader in unsuccess ful attempts to integrate white churches here and the city owned swimming pool last sum mer plant had been when the explo ahead of him sion occurred The Ministry of Interior in Paris said that the fire was ap larently under control but of ricials said that the remaining hree storage tanks were en dangered by heat and flames hat could pass along under ground pipes The fire broke out in the Fey tin Refinery early Tuesday am spread quickly to a storage tank Security officials attempted to control the blaze and called on Fire departments from Lyon anc two nearby villages Fire hose were directed on the burning tank but suddenly a seconi tank caught fire and exploded apparently due to heat from th first Three other tanks exploded The explosion shattered win radius of 300 yards some homes weri dows in a Walls of cracked The refinery is owned by th Union Generate Des Petroles It went into operation in Jun 1964 and is one of the mos modern in Europe Heavy smoke mixed with fo and steam hung over the area Residents were evacuated from homes near the refinery an storage farm Inhabitants of th village of Feyzin 500 yards from the refinery also were move from their homes Lonesome stray in strikebound subway This stray cat was all by its lonesome inside the Grand Central Station of New Yorks strikebound subway system as the transit tieup entered its fourth clay Tuesday This view Phototax was taken in the tunnel at East 42nd Street in Manhattan leading to shuttle train that travels to Times Square station See other pictures on Page 20 Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 8 Comics 9 Society news 1011 Sports 1314 Farm news 14 Latest markets 16 Mason City news 1617 Classified pages 2021 North Iowa news 22 Asks help to end conflict LONDON Minis ter Harold Wilson has appealed to Soviet Premier Alcxei N Ko sygin to help get the conflict over Viet Nam to a peace con ference British officials report ed Tuesday The Wilson appeal was deliv ered Monday to the Kremlin by Sir Goeffrey Harrison British ambassador to Moscow the offi cials reported The officials declined to make public the message terms of Wilsons LBJ sees fat budget WASHINGTON AP The White House predicted Tuesday the new federal budget will be billion to tainly not less than billion White House press secretary Bill D Moycrs said original re quests from government agen cies of about billion for fis cal 1967 which starts July 1 have been pared to slightly less than billion up to this point He said he does not want to suggest the figure is final be cause several items of several hundred million dollars each are still in question He did not specify any of these items but said they range across the national defense and domestic programs Work on the budget Moyers told reporters has moved ahead in the past few weeks to the point where the administration no longer is actively thinking of asking Congress to extend the deadline for its submission The law requires submission of the budget to Capitol Hill within 15 days of the new session The 1966 session begins Monday Once again Moycrs said no date has been determined for President Johnson to go before Congress with his State of the Union message that spells out the administration program and policies in general terms for the year ahead But he said the message will be delivered dur ing the first week of the new session And he indicated that more than likely the message will be presented at an afternoon ses sion of the Senate and House rather than at a night session Last year Johnson delivered the message on the first night after Congress convened and his speech was relayed over na tional television and radio on prime time In recent years defense spending has accounted for at least half the federal budget This time in light of increased expenses of the Vietnamese war it could go higher A billion figure for defense has figured in discussion and spec ulation Moyers declined however to go into any details on this por mcnt of what the present bud getary and financial picture might mean in terms of a tax increase But he the pro tion of the budget or on budget for any specific gram Revenue estimates for fiscal 1967 arc not firm Moycrs told reporters But they arc expect ed to rise above those of the current year on the basis of a prospering economy While Johnson was at his Texas ranch for a lengthy stay there were reports that for the present fiscal year federal rev enue would be about bil lion Moyers said Tuesday this was a conservative estimate And the press secretary said he regarded a figure of bil lion to billion for spending in the current 1966 fiscal year as valid Moyers said he has no assess OK director districts for college A North Iowa area com munity college with school and administrative facilities based in Mason City drew another step closer to reality Monday with the approval of nine di rector districts The State Board of Public Instruction passed director dis tricts for eight areas in a prolonged meeting and will as semble again Jan 2021 to con sider more Districts approved by the board arc for areas surround ing Sheldon Fort Dodge Linn County Council Bluffs Crcston Oltumwa and Davenport as well as Mason City Fiftyseven counties arc involved in the eight areas The boards action set the stage for the school boards in cacii of the counties to approve cither area community colleges or vocational schools M C Martin superintendent for Cerro Gordo County schools said Tuesday that each of the nine county school boards in volved in the North Iowa com munity college plan would have to ratify the proposal separate ly The first steps in this direc tion will be taken as soon as cacti board receives official con firmation of Mondays aclion by the Stale Board of Public Instruction he added The nine counties involved in the area community college proposal are Ccrro Gordo Floyd Franldin Hancock Mit chell Winncbago and Worth and parts of Butler and Wright counties Each of the county school boards involved approved the plan before it was sub mitted to the state board Within 30 days after official notification from the state board each county board must COLLEGE Pleast Turn to 2 say tha Johnson docs not have unde consideration at this momen any serious proposal involving a tax increase Any increase Moycrs sairi would involve matters in the fi nancial realm that require fur thcr attention and action includ ing the final locking up of thi new budget Dividends to veterans on policy date WASHINGTON AP G life insurance dividends will b paid on the anniversary date o the policy the Veterans Admin istration announced Tuesday This means a departure from a speedup system initiated in the Kennedy administration stimulate the economy This year 4606000 veteran will receive million th payments varying on the bast of type and amount of insur ance and the policyholdcrs age There is no need for acccle rated payment this year in view of the present we1balancc economy a VA spokcsma said The administration estimate the dividends will average for World War II veterans hold ing national service life insur ancc and for World Wa I veterans who have US gov crnmcnl life insurance Refuses to halt stri ke Traffic jams in New York NEW YORK AP Union presidenl Michael J Quill ailed Tuesday for calling New Yorks bus and subway strike was stricken at the prison two lours later and was rushed to i hospital He is a heart pa ient Quill was carried from the ail on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance which sped off sirens screaming He had been at the jail just over two hours following his ar rest with eight other leaders of two unions for defying a court order forbidding the strike Quill and eight other leaders of two unions went to jail Tuesday for defying a court order forbid ding this citys 4dayold subway and bus strike A judge ordered arrest and directed that they be held until they purge themselves of contempt by ordering in good faith their 34400 men back to work But as sheriffs officers took the nine into custody at a hotel still another union official threatened to extend the trans portation tieup to Long Island on grounds that a commuter railroads facilities were being taxed beyond safety by extra passengers rPale and drawn but still de fiant Quill waited with his col leagues for their arrest There can be a settlement and our going to not impede that settlement Quill remarked Quill and his associates wait ed with packed handbags for an hour after the arrest order took effect at 11 am until the order was served Striking a dramatic pose Quill deliberately examined the badge MICHAEL QUILL Off to hospital of the officer approaching him and turning toward television cameras announced The sheriff is here and have sic properly identified himself The dragging arrest from the collective bargaining table is typical of collective bargaining a fa Mayor Lindsay and the edi torial writers of tlie New York Times The new strike possibility came fromHarold J Pryor gen eral chairman of the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen of the Long Island Rail Road This line serving suburban Nassau and Suffolk counties added ex tra trains to handle the passcn STRIKE Turn to 2 SAME   

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